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AAAS To Host Live Online Discussion On 2013 U.S. Federal R&D Budget
Date:7/23/2012

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AAAS MemberCentral, the newest Web site from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will host a live online discussion focused on the 2013 U.S. Federal Research & Development Budget. The event will take place Tuesday, 24 July at 2:00 PM ET.

Planned cuts to federal spending in 2013 would have profound and immediate impacts on the U.S. scientific enterprise. A potential budget "sequestration," for example, set to take effect in January 2013 unless policymakers can agree upon deficit-reduction strategies, would reduce non-defense discretionary spending by approximately 8% across most federal programs. (For details, see http://tinyurl.com/7hbust7.)

Led by Matt Hourihan, Director of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program, the live online discussion will focus on the R&D budget process, the implications of sequestration for U.S. R&D funding, and the decisions that have already been made regarding fiscal year 2013 budget appropriations. Participants also will be able to ask funding-related questions during the event, which is free and open to the public.

"So much of scientific research and development in the United States is driven by federal funding," said Hourihan. "The impact of sequestration on the scientific community would therefore be significant. Avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' remains a priority for many in Congress, but the path forward isn't clear."

 "A number of AAAS members and researchers from across the scientific enterprise are concerned about R&D funding levels for the upcoming fiscal year," said Ian King, Director of Marketing and Member Services for AAAS. "Our goal, in hosting this online discussion, is to help the scientific community achieve a deeper understanding of what the R&D funding climate will be like in 2013 so that they can plan accordingly."

For more information, and to participate in the live online discussion, visit http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/aaas-live-rd-budgets

About AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals, Science (www.sciencemag.org), Science Translational Medicine (www.stm.org), and Science Signaling (www.stke.org). AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! at www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.

About AAAS MemberCentral
AAAS MemberCentral (membercentral.aaas.org) is the newest Web site from AAAS, offering tools and information for its members and the broader scientific community. Featuring blogs, podcasts, videos, webinars, and live chats, MemberCentral highlights the work of individual AAAS members while addressing issues of science policy, international diplomacy, education, and public engagement with science.

Media Contact: Natasha Pinol AAAS, 202-326-6440, npinol@aaas.org

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